real fiscal conservatism down to a personnel culture of not living beyond your means whilst encouraging entrepreneurship through lower taxes.small government but small but good governance.
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
We really did need them for the banks or we could of had a depression. Sure, they are crappy and they could have been bettere, but we need to be realists.
We live (at least so far) in a capitalist society. The market rules. The bad banks were only too happy to write bad loans because Barney Frank and Chris Dodd said they should. But the still sound banks had no part of their charade. In the end it all comes back to the market. Let the market do what it does best.
Last time I read the Constitution, the FHA is illegal.
Without the FHA, there'd have been no Fannie-Mae nor Freddie-Mac, and thus no underhanded manipulation of the banking industry by the Democrats.
Without the underhanded manipulation, there'd have been no need for a bailout.
Any banking failure would have been a local failure. That's the tragedy of the unconstitutional Federal Reserve System.
So yes, I agree fully the banks should have been allowed to collapse, and yes, the Detroit car companies with their full complement of parasitic union employees that have ruined this country, should have been allowed to fail.
It's the right thing to say, because it's true.
McCain is just a RINO.
Obama is an avowed socialist.
It's the difference between a smallpox innoculation and catching the real disease from Peace Prize winning Russian dictators.
One party at least tries to promote ideas and ideals that are beneficial for the United States, regardless of the individual candidate that may be nominated in any given year.
The Democrats are not that party. In the past, in my lifetime, the Democrats have elected:
A callow senator with too few years of experience who then caused the deaths of thousands at the Bay of Pigs, and who later through his incompetence almost started a nuclear war with the Soviet Union.
A corrupt President from Texas who deliberately lied, on a scale that makes any ridiculous claims the Democrats want to whine about for Bush look llike a kid caught stealing candy, to get us into a pointless war that produced 56,000 casualties, who was such an awful president he declined to run for a second full term.
A total idiot who couldn't figure out that America's future wasn't going to be one of Less is More, not if the voters had anything to say about it, and who couldn't figure out that bombing Tehran was the only response open to dealing with the criminal regime there.
Then the Democrats elected a known liar, a proven rapist, who loathed the military.
Now they've elected an avowed socialist and experienced teleprompter reader....who has EVEN LESS experience than the boob that invaded the Bay of Pigs. And this boob is running around APOLOGIZING all over the place.
Nothing good comes from Democrats in high office.